Senator Alexei Pushkov said that the competition of Germany and the United States due to the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" is an unprecedented situation, writes "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
The rate of cooling of relations between Angela Merkel and Donald trump can be called the U.S. decision on the withdrawal of a dozen thousand American servicemen from the territory of Germany. The Senator is confident that protecting the "Nord stream — 2", Germany protects primarily itself.
Expert of the national energy security Fund Stanislav Mitrakhovich sure imposed by Poland because of the "Nord stream — 2" the fine will not prevent the construction of the pipeline, writes "Evening Moscow".
On the eve of the Polish Antimonopoly regulator UOKiK has fined Russia's Gazprom on 213 million zlotys, equivalent to about 50 million euros for noncompliance in the case of "Nord stream — 2". "Gazprom" has promised to appeal the decision.
About a month after the pandemic coronavirus literally put on the knees of the world economy, in the political and media world has a new "genre" of the international competition, which can be ironically called a race on the vaccines. Given the obvious psychological trauma that coronavirus twice struck the collective West, the question of winning in this race was not just political, but political and fundamental from the point of view of preserving the self-esteem of Western society. For a man raised in the best traditions of European humanism (in the modern world basically means no European or American, but a man with a Soviet or Russian education), it is difficult to understand the modern Western obsession with "race for vaccines," but you can try to explain it from the point of view of the main industry of the modern USA or the UK, that is, from the point of view of political and commercial PR.
In the PR space collective West, and specific the US and UK got some serious "injuries coronavirus". First, it turned out that far (as well as "deeply totalitarian and backward places," according to the stereotypes of London and Washington politicians) China dealt with the suppression of the epidemic is better realized the problem early and effectively limit economic damage. Against this background, even in the eyes of the patriots of the US and the UK and also some EU countries do not look very inspiring way.
TV presenter and journalist Vladimir Pozner has commented on the statement of a member of the Bundestag of the CDU/CSU Christian Schmidt, who offered again to discuss Russia's accession to NATO, as seriously mentioned in the 1990-ies. The statement of the TV host is in his interview on the website of the daily mail.
He recalled that the idea of Russia's accession to the EU and NATO supported Boris Yeltsin and later Vladimir Putin.
TV presenter and journalist Vladimir Solovyov in an interview with the portal "Ura.ru" said charges in the crash of Tu-154 of Polish President Lech kaczyński, said that Russia has nothing to do with this tragic issue.
As earlier it became known, the Polish Commission for re-investigation of the crash claims that a TNT explosion which was allegedly the cause of the crash, laid on a plane during repairs in Russia.
Cybersale of the EU towards structures of Russia, China and the DPRK based on unsubstantiated and contrived pretext, these actions will not remain without the answer, diplomacy is mirrored, the commentary said Russian foreign Ministry.
"Causes bewilderment and regret were adopted by the Council of the European Union on 30 July a decision on the imposition of unilateral restrictive measures in respect of a number of citizens and organizations of Russia and China and the DPRK. Again all made unproven, under the false pretext of involvement in certain cyber incidents that have taken place in the past. The political background of this step is obvious," - said in comments posted on the website of the Russian depodesta.
The official Euro to ruble set by the Central Bank on the weekend and Monday, increased by 1,036 ruble — to 87,2889 of the ruble, the national Bank reported.
The dollar increased by 6.28 pennies to 73,4261 ruble
GDP of EU countries in the second quarter fell by 14.4% in annual terms, according to a press release from the statistical Agency Eurostat.
QoQ index has decreased by 11.9%. In the first three months of the year the fall amounted to 3.6%. Thus, the European economy went into recession.
Polish oil and gas company PGNiG filed in the Higher court of düsseldorf, the statement about "active participation" in the trial of the release of "Nord stream — 2" from the requirements of the updated EU Gas Directive.
The Chairman of the management Board of PGNiG Jerzy Kwiecinski tweeted.
In Minsk, under reinforced security measures held a mass picket of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski, reported the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The event started in the Park of Friendship of peoples at 18:00. To get to the action, people had to line up and pass the inspection.
The European Union decision to impose its first sanctions for cyber attacks explained the accusations against individuals and organizations, which the EU believes are involved in "malicious activity in cyberspace".
Previously, the European Council agreed on the introduction of restrictive measures (asset freeze and travel ban in the EU (prohibition to directly or indirectly provide funds to specified individuals and entities) in respect of the six individuals (four citizens of Russia and two in China) and three organizations (Russia, China, North Korea). In the sanctions list, as follows from the document, got, particular, Alexey Minin, Alexey Morenets, Evgeny Serebryakov Oleg Sotnikov, and also the Main center of special technologies of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces.
The Council of the EU on Thursday agreed to the introduction of individual restrictive measures against citizens and organizations of Russia, China and North Korea for cyber attacks that threaten the EU and member States, said in a statement from the EU Council.
The restrictive measures (asset freeze and travel ban in the EU) involve six individuals: four citizens of Russia and two to China and three organizations from Russia, China and North Korea.
The EU Council again included in the third updated list of countries with which member States are recommended to opening of external borders, should be published in Thursday statement of the Council.
The European Union has not added any new countries to the list, on the contrary, reduced, eliminating Algeria. So now the recommendations are just 12 (of the original 15) States: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China, subject to the confirmation of reciprocity in the opening of borders.
Washington, helping the Kosovars to create their own army, grossly violates resolution 1244 of the UN Security Council, which allows only the presence on the territory of Kosovo peacekeeping forces, said Thursday the Deputy official representative of the MFA of Russia Alexei Zaitsev.
"The intent of Washington is to help the Kosovars to create their own army, however, thus grossly violated the provisions of the resolution of the UN Security Council 1244, which foresees the dismantling of all Kosovo-Albanian paramilitaries, allowing the presence in the region exclusively to the international peacekeeping contingent", - he told at a briefing.
The European Union is relaying accusations of Ukraine against Russia should pay attention to the actions of Kiev to cut off the supply of the Crimea, said the Deputy Director of the Department and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexei Zaitsev.
"With regard to violations of international law, in which we once again accuses the European Union, we are just seeing the side of the Kiev authorities. In this regard, the European Union proposed instead to relay allegations of Ukraine to Russia to pay due attention to the inhumane actions of Kiev to cut off water and electricity supplies to the Crimea", - said Zaitsev at the briefing.
The number of new infections COVID-19 per day in Switzerland for the first time in 3 months exceeded 200 people in total since the epidemic began contracted 35 022 people, said Thursday the Federal office of public health of the country.
According to the July 30, a day in the country registered 220 new infections (193 before), one died. Thus, the total number of cases was 35 022 people just died 1 704 people.
In the spring of 2021 cafes and restaurants in France will be forbidden to put electric heaters on their outdoor terraces, according to Europulse.
A new ban should help the country to save energy and to get closer to zero emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere – the result, which the EU plans to reach by 2050. This means that the amount of greenhouse gases in the EU must not exceed the level which can be absorbed naturally.
The permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the President of Russia, Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Georgiy Muradov named bankrupt a European Union statement on the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula.
Earlier, the European Union made a statement that the construction of amphibious ships in the Kerch evidence of "militarization" of the Crimea and has a negative impact on regional security in the Black sea.
Nearly 200 new infections COVID-19 identified in Switzerland for a day, since the beginning of the epidemic has infected 34 802, said Wednesday's Federal office of public health of the country.
According to 29 July, a day in the country registered 193 intrusion (Tuesday - 132), three died. Thus, the total number of cases amounted to 34 802 people just died 1703 people.
Possible sanctions for violation of the arms embargo in Libya to be taken by the European Union in the framework of the existing sanctions regime on the Libyan conflict and will be aimed at individuals and businesses involved in the supply of weapons, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.
In mid-July, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy said it was ready to consider new sanctions for violation of the arms embargo in Libya.
The European Union decided to extend until the end of August a list of countries which will open the external borders of the member countries. This was reported by RBC Counsellor of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow the Timna Kouwenaar.
According to him, the EU, in contrast, discuss the closure of the borders with some States in case of deterioration of the epidemiological situation. The diplomat stressed that the exemptions are not talking.
Embassy of France in Russia will not resume the issuance of tourist visas for Russians until the recommendations of the EU Council the opening of borders, have informed RIA of news in Embassy.
"Currently, Russia is still not included in the list of countries that had lifted restrictions on travel to the EU. Therefore, the application to obtain short-term tourist visa still not accepted by the visa application centers of VFS with whom we work," - said at the French Embassy.
The European Commission has signed a contract with the American company Gilead for the purchase of medicines for the European Union coronavirus infection COVID-19 "Ramdevpir" to 63 million euros against the background of almost full armor on produced volumes of medicine from the United States, said the spokesman of the EC on the briefing.
In early July, it was reported that the European Commission is negotiating with Gilead on the possibility to provide the EU with a sufficient number of doses of "Ramdevpir", while the Guardian wrote that the United States bought about 90% of three month supply from this company. It was reported that the first 140 thousand doses of the drug were sold worldwide. In late June, the U.S. bought about 500 thousand doses that just is about 90% of the stock of the drug for three months.
The Senator from the Crimean region, a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Sergei Tsekov called primitive charges of the European Union on Russia of militarization of the Crimea.
The European Union had earlier issued a statement that the construction of amphibious ships in the Kerch evidence of "militarization" of the Crimea and has a negative impact on regional security in the Black sea.
Operator "Nord stream – 2", 2 Nord Stream AG, has filed an appeal against the decision of the Court of General jurisdiction of the EU in respect of the claim of the company against the Gas Directive of the European Union, told reporters in Nord Stream AG, 2.
"Nord Stream AG 2 does not share the court's reasoning regarding procedural matters and continues to believe that amendments to the Gas Directive is unlawful discrimination. In this regard, on 28 July 2020 Nord Stream 2 has filed an appeal against the decision of the Court of General jurisdiction of the EU to the European court (the Court of Justice of the EU) (the EU Court in Luxembourg - ed.)", - stated in the release.
Passengers travelling through Europe will be required to wear protective masks on Board aircraft and at airports, according to Lonelyplanet.
No mask, no flight. To this solution came from EU officials. The Minister of transport of Germany Andreas Scheuer said that representatives of different EU countries have been able to reach agreement on common standards. It must now be approved by the Ministers.
The EU will continue to Fund a project to build an experimental fusion reactor ITER, in spite of the serious economic crisis caused by the struggle with COVID-19, said EU energy Commissioner Kadri Simson in a video message at the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the reactor.
"I would like to talk about the importance of continuing to support such projects in tough times. Pandemic COVID-19 made all of us to adjust our priorities. Europe is no exception," said she.
Fortress international cooperation, including with the participation of representatives of Russia, EU, China and the United States have been successful in the project on creation of thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER, said EU energy Commissioner Kadri Simson in a video message at the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the reactor.
"Today we celebrate more than just a technical milestone. I would like particularly to highlight three things. First, the power of international collaboration... I want to thank our partners from China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States for what they came all this way with the European Union. Without your participation and contribution we would not be here today," she said.
Operation of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER as a unique source of energy will contribute to achieve sustainable economic development and improving the quality of life of millions of people, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his greeting to participants in France on Tuesday ceremony to mark the start of work on the Assembly and installation of equipment of the reactor.
Welcome text via videoconference was read by Director General of Rosatom state Corporation Alexey Likhachev.
The project of construction of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER is a Prime example of effective and mutually beneficial multilateral cooperation, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his greeting to the participants in France a ceremony to mark the commencement of works on assembling and installation of equipment of the reactor.
Welcome text via videoconference was read by Director General of Rosatom state Corporation Alexey Likhachev.
Joint implementation of the largest world powers of the project the international thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER shows how countries can transcend differences among themselves and unite for the common good, said the President of France Emmanuel macron.
"There are moments in which countries decide to cross the differences between them to appear before a special historical event. Adopted in mid-2000-ies the decision to launch the project ITER was one of those moments," said macron, in his video message to the participants of last Tuesday in France a ceremony to mark the commencement of works on assembling and installation of equipment of the reactor ITER.
Several organizations involved in biodiversity conservation on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, discovered the egg laying of sea turtles on the beaches from the Costa Brava to the Strait of Gibraltar, according to Europulse.
This year because of the pandemic, the number of tourists on the coast had declined. Scientists believe that this year has encountered more than the usual turtle laying about 100 nests at the beach. Although usually for these purposes the animals choose sparsely populated areas.
The European Union, which these days holds regular consultations on the list of third countries with which recommended removing restrictions on travel, can once again reduce the list, with the exception of Algeria and Morocco, reported the Agency Bloomberg with reference to its European sources.
"According to one source, from a re-updated list, which should appear in the environment, can be removed Algeria and Morocco," says the Agency.
Introduced because of the pandemic coronavirus restrictions on international communication have raised the demand for second citizenship and residency abroad among Russians. These documents have become an alternative exit visas, according to Forbes.
"We see an unprecedented boom of interest of Russians to the programs, allowing to obtain a residence permit abroad," — said the Director of the Department of foreign real estate and private equity Knight Frank Marina Shalaeva.
The number of new infections COVID-19 in Switzerland for the day was 65, since the beginning of the epidemic has infected 34 477 people, said Monday the Federal office of public health of the country.
On 27 July during the day, there were 65 new infections and died there. Thus, the total number of cases was 34 of 477 people, all died 1701 people.
The European Commission is urging EU countries to inform each other on actions caused by them against COVID-19, for example, the introduction of quarantine after traveling, said the representative of the press service of the EC.
Rules for the passage of quarantine after returning from a particular country or region of the European Union introduced by EU member States themselves. Moreover, these rules may arise during travel of residents of one country to that country on arrival from which at the time of departure quarantine was not needed.
The party of former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has threatened mass protests "if the government still goes on about the revanchist Pro-Russian forces and allow an extraordinary session on the language issue". The indignation of the nationalists provoked a little put off Ukrainization of Russian-language schools. In the result, the Verkhovna Rada did not dare to accept this bill. Can we assume that the street shouted down the Parliament and makes Zelensky to do the same as its predecessor — versed RIA Novosti.
Nationalists with the slogan "do Not give to step on the Ukrainian language", "don't like the language — over in Rostov" held a meeting at walls of the Verkhovna Rada. They were indignant because of the document submitted to the Parliament Deputy of the faction "servant of the people" Maxim Buganski.
The Israeli plans for the construction of the EastMed pipeline will not affect economic cooperation of this country with Russia, the level of which is constantly improving, said RIA Novosti the head of the Russian-Israeli chamber of Commerce Eli gerwitz.
Earlier media reported that the Israeli authorities approved the agreement with Cyprus and Greece to EastMed pipeline, which will start shipping from the Israeli field "Leviathan" and the Cyprus "Aphrodite" in continental Europe. It is planned that it will go of about ten billion cubic meters of gas annually.
The EU may appeal the decision of the world trade organization in a dispute with Russia over energy adjustments, however, until the WTO appellate body has not been formed, to examine such applications will be nobody, but to execute the decision of the arbitrators will not have, told RIA Novosti source shopping in Geneva.
"Both the EU and Russia can appeal, but, as you know, in the appellate body are not enough judges to consider the appeal", — said the Agency interlocutor. Thus, according to him, any appeal will go though nowhere until you have assigned a new judge. But if none of the parties do not appeal, the decision of the panel of arbitrators will be assigned and the EU will have to implement it.
The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, said Friday that the destabilization of the situation in the Republic after the presidential elections is not possible without external support.
"Any revolution must have an external support, without this I see no way the Maidan, or something like that. Serious destabilization in Moldova our Eastern partners – Russia – unfavorable, regardless of who wins the presidential election. The West is huge, the European Union, the destabilization on the border is also disadvantageous," - said Dodon in videofile, which was broadcast on his page in Facebook.
Russia expects that the EU will faithfully execute the decision of the world trade organization (WTO) on energy adjustments and the access of Russian goods will improve significantly, said the head of Ministry of economic development Maxim Reshetnikov, who was quoted by the press service.
Earlier on Friday, the panel of arbitrators of the world trade organization (WTO) has supported Russia in a dispute with the EU regarding the methodology of EU energy adjustments applied in antidumping investigations, violates the rules of the organization.
The panel of arbitrators of the world trade organization supported the position of Russia in a dispute with the European Union on the methodology anti-dumping measures.
The WTO agreed with Moscow that the EU principles of price determination in anti-dumping investigations violate the rules of the organization.
The number of new cases COVID-19 in Switzerland continued to grow during the day revealed 154, since the beginning of epidemic - 34 154, said Friday's Federal office of public health of the country.
According to July 24, a day in the country was registered 154 new infections (before 117), six persons died. Thus, the total number of cases - 34 154 just died 1700.
Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, the representative of Greece in the leadership of the EC, expressed his regret for the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
"As a Greek I feel bitterness, I feel the outrage on this issue. This is a difficult day, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is experiencing similar emotions. I believe Turkey will at some point have to decide what should be its geopolitical position and with whom she wants to be together in the future. If Turkey wants to go with the European Union based on European values, if so, what is happening today in Hagia Sophia is a bad otravny point," he said at a press conference.
Ankara condemns Paris for threatening to impose sanctions against it, the statement of the President of France Emmanuel Makron are not important for Turkey, said the spokesperson of the Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy.
Previously, the macron has called for sanctions against those countries that violate the Maritime space of the European Union in the Eastern Mediterranean, and expressed full solidarity with Cyprus and Greece and blaming Turkey for the violation of their sovereignty. He also called for sanctions against the powers involved in the conflict in Libya because such measures, in his opinion, will help to achieve resolution of the situation.
Chief negotiator of the EU's Brexit Michel Barnier described as "unlikely" achieving a trade agreement with Britain. He blamed the authorities of the island, but rather their "refusal to be committed to open and fair competition and to sustainable fisheries agreement".
The next round of informal competition between the EU and the UK can be considered as remaining in continental Europe.
Zoo in the Czech Brno was opened in the aquarium with exotic fishes from the tropical seas of Southeast Asia and Africa floating plastic trash, according to Europulse.
The zoo management believes the aquarium "realistic" and wants to use it to show how much people affect the lives of neighbors on the planet.
Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Oleg Kravchenko discussed in Brussels with EU special representative for human rights by Eamon Gilmore the presidential campaign in the Republic, said on Thursday the press service of the Belarusian foreign Ministry.
According to her, on 23 and 24 July a working visit of Belarusian Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs in Brussels.
Network ultra speed Railways may appear in the countries of the European Union, according to Europulse.
Trains will be able to walk with a speed of 350 kilometers per hour that will cut travel time to Europe in half. To move these machines will be faster than flying (given the way to the airport and go through security).
Brussels, initiating a resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus ahead of the upcoming presidential elections there, shows interference in the internal Affairs of this country, Russia believes this approach is unacceptable, said on Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"I would like to dwell separately on the Council's adoption of human rights the UN with the filing of the Brussels resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the forthcoming August 9 election of the President. Amid the incessant stream of accusations from the West about alleged "Russian trace" in the elections - as always without any proof - is puzzling what is perceived as a tribute of their own real and not imaginary interference in the Affairs of another state through the initiation of such decisions of the Council," Zakharova said at a weekly briefing.
The opposition party "True Finns" in Finland requires the Parliament interrupted their vacations to discuss the actions of the Prime Minister Sanna Marin during the EU summit, where it was agreed the package of measures for the recovery of the European economy due to a pandemic coronavirus, according to state broadcaster YLE.
It is reported that the party held on Thursday an extraordinary meeting. The leader of the faction Ville Tavio said that Martin exceeded his authority and violated the Constitution by endorsing the package of measures for the recovery of the European economy. According to Tavio, the Parliament had to interrupt their vacation to discuss the actions of the Prime Minister.
Ukraine and the EU signed a Memorandum of understanding and a loan agreement on granting to Kiev macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1.2 billion euros to combat the coronavirus, said Thursday Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal.
"Ukraine will receive 1.2 billion euros macro-financial assistance from the European Union. Today signed a Memorandum of understanding and a loan agreement with the European Commission," wrote Smigel on his page in Facebook.
The head of the European Council Charles Michel, speaking on Thursday before discussing the results of the EU summit, the European Parliament, scolded parliamentarians that are critical of the agreement reached by the leaders of the 27 European countries in an agreement to Fund the restoration and long-term budget.
Thursday in the European Parliament held an extraordinary plenary meeting to discuss the results ended July 21 EU summit, where the leaders of 27 EU countries approved the package for European economic recovery after the crisis caused by a coronavirus, which includes the recovery Fund volume of 750 billion Euro and multi-year financial plan the size of 1,074 trillion euros. Now we have consultations with the European Parliament, without whose approval the decision on the budget plan cannot take effect. Addressing deputies, the head of the European Council Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had previously urged them to play a key role in the launch of the European recovery.
The current British position in the negotiations on the future partnership makes the possibility of concluding a trade agreement with the European Union is unlikely, said the chief negotiator of the EU's Brexit, Michel Barnier.
"The current failure to be committed to open and fair competition and to sustainable fisheries agreement makes Britain a trade agreement at the moment is unlikely," - said Barnier at a press conference.
The number of infections COVID-19 in Switzerland, for the day grew to 117, just caught 34 thousand people, said on Thursday the Federal office of public health of the country.
According on July 23, a day in the country was registered 117 new infections (141 before). During the day, one person died. Thus, the total number of cases amounted to 34 thousand people just died in 1691 people.
The European Commission hopes that the EU countries by October will present a draft national recovery plans for their economies seriously affected by combat the spread of coronavirus, said the Vice-President of the EC Maros Sefcovic during a video conference.
"The EC hopes that the country by October will present the draft plans of rehabilitation," he said.
The President of France Emmanuel macron called for sanctions against those who violate the Maritime space of the European Union in the Eastern Mediterranean.
"I want to Express full solidarity of France with Cyprus, but also Greece on the background of violations of their sovereignty by Turkey. It is unacceptable that the marine space of the participating countries of our Union are violated or compromised. For those who are involved in this, must impose sanctions," - said the French leader, who took the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis. The broadcast led into the social networks of the Elysee Palace.
Thirteen people filed a complaint to the Chancellor of justice of Finland to the Prime Minister Sanna Marin during the recent EU summit where it was agreed the package of measures for the recovery of the European economy due to a pandemic coronavirus, according to state broadcaster YLE.
Complaints, including those filed by the Deputy from party "True Finns" Sebastian Tynkkynen. The authors of most of the cases believe that the country's Prime Minister had acted contrary to the position of the constitutional Committee of the Parliament, when approved taking new loans as part of a package of measures to restore the EU economy.
China maintains contact with Russia over the resumption of flights after the notification that the Russian Federation from July 15 to gradually lifts restrictions on international passenger air travel, said RIA Novosti in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the PRC.
Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said earlier about the beginning from July 15 the process of removing the limitations on international flights. According to her, flights to the countries with the most favourable sanitary-epidemiological conditions will be opened in the first stage of resumption of flights.
The number of new infections COVID-19 in Switzerland continues to grow, per day identified 141 cases, since the beginning of the epidemic has infected more than 33 880 people, said Wednesday the Federal office of public health of the country.
According to 22 July a day in the country registered 141 new infected. Over the past month the number of cases is on the average slightly exceeded or were less than 100 people per night. The increase was associated mainly with an increase in testing.
The list of Russian citizens and legal entities within cyberbanking mechanism the EU is willing, said at the briefing, the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.
"We have made a list of Russian citizens and legal entities within cyberbanking instruments of the EU, actively taking further steps within the EU associated with the other 26 member States," said Burger, adding that it is unable to report yet on the interim results of this work.
The European Union considers dangerous threats of military intervention in the Libyan conflict and calls for an end to "calls to action" on the part of the regional force, said in a Tuesday written statement of the representative of the foreign service of the EU.
"Calls to action on the part of regional players in the Libyan conflict must cease. Threats to resort to military intervention threat," - said in a statement.
Moldova and the European Union signed an agreement on granting the Chisinau loan of 100 million euros for 15 years, said Tuesday the press service of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic.
"Finance Minister Sergei Puscuta and head of the National Bank of Moldova Oktavian the Armash signed today a loan agreement between Moldova and the European Union's macro-financial assistance worth 100 million euros. According to the document, the loan will reduce the limited external financing of the country, and will also reduce the balance of payments and the needs of the budget", - stated in the message published on the website of the Ministry of Finance.
Sweden is not affected in the compromise agreement on the budget and Fund for the recovery of the EU made by the leaders of the 27 EU countries on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan löfven in comments to the newspaper Expressen.
"After four days of difficult negotiations, we finally managed to reach an agreement. Despite the difficult conditions, interests and priorities of Sweden were taken into account and supported. The contributions of Sweden was lowered, we received much than ever, discount. For the first time in the allocation of funds from the EU budget will be taken into consideration, whether the country observes the rule of law. This is a significant change," - said Leven.
Germany believes that Turkey must cease drilling in the EEZ of Cyprus and not to start similar work in close proximity to the Greek Islands, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas after talks in Athens with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.
Turkey was one of the main issues of the meeting. Greece at all levels raises the question of Turkey's plans to start drilling near Crete and on the ongoing work near Cyprus.
Ended on Tuesday a summit of European Union harmonization package to support agroekonomika after the pandemic COVID-19 showed that the two countries enterprises there is a clear trust deficit, which continues to worsen, said RIA Novosti Deputy Dean of the faculty of world economy and world politics HSE Andrew Suzdaltsev.
In the night of Tuesday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. The European Commission proposed 500 billion from the Fund to implement subsidies, 250 billion as loans. In the end, under the pressure of the "Thrifty four" - the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria - configuration of the Fund is different: 390 billion euros as subsidies, 360 billion as loans.
France will receive EUR 40 billion from the Fund for the economic recovery of the European Union, said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Mayor.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. The European Commission proposed 500 billion from the Fund to implement subsidies, 250 billion as loans. In the end, under the pressure of the "Thrifty four" - the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria - configuration of the Fund is different: 390 billion euros as subsidies, 360 billion as loans.
Italy is satisfied with the agreement on the outcome of the EU summit, which will get 209 billion euros from the Foundation for economic recovery, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
"This is a historic moment for Europe and Italy. Vision and determination with which we pursued this goal were rewarded," he said at a morning press conference.
The European Council will continue to develop the mechanism for linking the issue of European funds the EU with respect to the principle of a legal state, is preparing appropriate legislation, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, the head of the European Council Charles Michel said the rule of law and European values, and climate challenges for the first time linked to the financing of the EU at the summit of Union leaders in Brussels. On the need for such a mechanism has been repeatedly stated in Berlin, Budapest and Warsaw criticize this idea. Namely Hungary and Poland, has repeatedly clashed with Brussels because of political differences, are the main addressees of this action.
Cyprus will receive more than EUR 2.7 billion of multi-year EU budget and from the Fund of economic recovery, said the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis.
"I Express my full satisfaction, because after many days of intensive negotiations, Cyprus reached the economic goals he set in connection with the multi-year plan and the recovery plan of the European Union. More specifically, after the agreement is reached Cyprus will be able to obtain more than 2.7 billion euros. The amount of $ 1,451 billion euros will go from the multi-year financial plan for the years 2021-2027, and the remainder from the recovery Fund, aimed at eliminating the consequences of the pandemic and promote the development of the Cypriot economy," Anastasiades wrote on his page in Facebook.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel after four days of difficult negotiations with the leaders of the 27 countries of the European Union in Brussels, led the European Council to compromise on the creation of an unprecedented Fund of € 750 billion to restore agroekonomika after the crisis COVID-19.
The summit for the first time since February, was part, European leaders used a mask and tried to keep my distance. From the courtroom periodically come information about heated arguments and opposing positions of the parties.
In the European Union for the next crisis, and very sharp. The pandemic has seriously undermined the economy, particularly had the already weak EU members. However, strong is not in a hurry to help discussions about the budget have stalled. Why the rich don't want to share, understood to RIA Novosti.
Summits the EU has always enliven the tranquil Brussels. Filled with hotels, blocked the Central streets, the crowds of reporters around the police, in the building of Europe, where he moved five years ago, the headquarters of the organization and where the meetings take place is not overcrowded.
The President of France Emmanuel macron called historic for Europe, the date of conclusion of the transaction to Fund the recovery of the EU economy and multi-year financial plan.
"Historic day for Europe," wrote the macron on Twitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that the Fund recovery of the EU economy will amount to 750 billion euros, 390 of them in the form of grants, the grant funds will be tied to the reform process.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. According to Merkel, the summit lasted "unusually long".
The EU summit did not discuss the subject of Turkey, it can be raised in September at the extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the EU countries, said Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a briefing after the summit.
Reporters asked whether Greece's "allies" in the issue "stringent sanctions" against Turkey.
The fourth day of the summit of the European Union harmonization package to support agroekonomika after COVID-19, which includes the recovery Fund and the multi-year budget plan of the EU, lasted all night and ended early Tuesday morning after a serious multi-day talks in Brussels, reported the press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Barend Lats.
The Prime Minister of Belgium Sophie Wilmes at the end of the summit also said on Twitter that there is "good agreement, with a budget of 1,074 billion Euro recovery plan 750 billion."
Association for international broadcasting (AIB) is concerned about the prohibition of broadcasts of the channels of the group RT in Latvia and Lithuania.
"It seems that action was taken based on false information and without following the standard legal procedures", - quotes RT excerpts from the message that the head of the AIB, Simon Spanswick sent to the media regulators of the two countries, and ambassadors in the UK, where the head office of the Association.
Lingering on four instead of the two-day summit of EU leaders resumed in Brussels almost at 21.30 local time (22.30 GMT), said the press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Barend Lats.
"Good evening and welcome to the European Council on the multi-year budget and Fund recovery. The President has just started a plenary meeting of the c-27," - wrote in Twitter a press-the Secretary of Charles Michel.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif is bringing the message of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow Kazem Jalali.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov will hold on Tuesday talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, reported the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU leaders at the talks in on Monday night reached a framework agreement, in its view, the final agreement could be reached today.
At the summit of EU leaders, which began last Friday, EU countries are trying to agree on a long-term financial framework of the Union (budget) and Fund project of recovery of the European economy, which could reach 750 billion euros in loans and grants.
The staff of the Fund for the protection of national values, the Russians Maxim Shugaley and Samer Swapan, tried to control the West of Libya the national consensus Government (NTC) of Turkey, not been in touch, told RIA Novosti the head of PSNC, a member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation Alexander Malkevich.
Sunday broadcasting from Dubai TV channel Al-Hadath, citing its sources said that the NTC allegedly gave Shugaley and Safana Turkey. Charge d'affaires of Russia in Libya Dzhamshed Boltaev told RIA Novosti that the Libyan side has not yet confirmed information about the release of the Russians, the Russian foreign Ministry also confirmed to Agency this information.
Anti-government protests in Bulgaria can be part of a coordinated campaign in the region of South-Eastern Europe as a whole, which can stand the Western powers, said RIA Novosti member of the Parliament of Bulgaria Ivo Hristov.
Anti-government protests continue in Bulgaria for more than a week. Protesters chanting "Mafia - out" and demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The issue of confidence in the government was debated in the Parliament. The Bulgarian Parliament on Monday ended the debate on the censure motion, the vote on this issue held on Tuesday.
Moscow offers to Berlin to consult on cyber security, it would help to settle many of the claims, said on Monday the special envoy of Russian President for international cooperation in the field of information security, the Director of the Department of international information security of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Krutskikh.
Commenting on the claims of the Berlin to Moscow on the alleged in 2015 cyber-attacks against the Bundestag, Krutskikh said that the Russian side has repeatedly invited the Germans to hold consultations on the issue of information security, including in 2018.
Spain was not against the presentation environment to create an EU Fund for economic recovery, said the foreign Minister of this country, Arantxa gonzález Laya.
"Spain's position clear – we do not refuse from preconditions and not against good governance that will inspire confidence. But we want it to be in the framework of trust, clarity and transparency," the Minister said in an interview with radio station Cadena Ser.
The EU is likely to reach any decision at the EU summit, which will resume on Monday, it could happen on Monday or Tuesday, says the research Director of the international discussion club "Valdai" Fyodor Lukyanov.
The EU summit at which leaders were trying to agree on a bailout Fund for economic recovery and the formation of the multi-year budget, will resume Monday afternoon. Practically, this means that EU member States again agreed budget and Fund economic recovery damaged by pandemic coronavirus.
The EU summit at which leaders were trying to agree on a bailout Fund for economic recovery and the formation of the multi-year budget, will resume Monday afternoon.
"On the fourth day of the summit of the European Council by its President (Charles Michel - ed.) completed the plenary session. Twenty-seven countries of the EU will meet later today at 14.00 (15.00 Moscow time - ed.)" - wrote on Twitter Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
The Saga of the "Nord stream — 2" was an interesting sequel, in the sense that the American attempts to stop the commissioning of the Russian gas pipeline could not only lead to the fact that he will get more support from European politicians, but also to the fact that the European Union will attend to system protection from us sanctions.
If you compare the damage to American interests from the "Nord stream — 2" and the damage in the case of a "vandal" (in the sense of "anticyclonic") financial and economic system in the European Union, the Russian pipeline is almost irrelevant. And if Washington is to be deprived of the really important issues to put pressure on Brussels or European companies with sanctions, American foreign policy it would be a disaster on a planetary scale.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the protests in the course of campaign for elections of the head of state reminded him of his situation in 2010, when protesters tried to break into the government house.
This statement he made on 16 July when visiting the 103rd Vitebsk separate guards airborne brigade, excerpt performances of the ONT TV channel showed on July 19.
Plenary meeting of the EU leaders has again been delayed they continue to consult in narrow formats, said Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
Previously it was assumed that the summit will start around noon, then plenary was delayed in the best case to 16.00 (17.00 MSK).
The leaders of the countries of Eastern Europe were opposed to binding EU subsidies in the framework of the European economic recovery plan after a crisis COVID-19 to the European standards of a legal state.
According to Belgian television channel LN24, on this approach, earlier insisted the Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte in the course held in Brussels the extraordinary summit of the EU on harmonization of multi-year budget plan and Fund post-crisis recovery of the economy of the Union.
The European Union stands ready to assist African countries in resolving the crisis over under construction on the Nile Ethiopia the Renaissance dam, the commissioning of which can lead to scarcity of water resources in Egypt and Sudan, said on Sunday the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
"I am ready to coordinate with my colleagues in the international community financial support, if the region is able to offer a predictable and coherent approach to the management of the waters of the river," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU.
The EU leaders continue to consult in the narrow formats in the framework of the summit on the crisis Fund and long-term EU budget, the plenary session with the participation of leaders of all 27 countries of the Union is delayed and will start no earlier than 17 GMT, wrote on Twitter Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
According to his information, Michelle continues to meet with the leadership of individual countries of the Union, now there is a meeting with the participation of Chancellor of Germany, President of France, Prime Ministers of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis believes that Europe cannot be divided in the face of unprecedented financial crisis and the EU summit needs to find a way out of the impasse.
The EU leaders for two days of unsuccessfully trying to agree on a bailout Fund for economic recovery and the formation of the multi-year budget. Sunday is the third scheduled day of the summit of EU leaders.
The EU does not want to sacrifice the Russian project "Northern stream — 2" as an alternative in the form of LNG to the us will eventually make European products less in demand in the world market, said RT senior researcher at the Center for European studies, IMEMO RAS Vladimir olenchenko.
According to him, in this matter there is a clear clash of interests between Brussels and Washington. The EU, the analyst, expects to diversify the import of natural gas, and the United States, on the contrary, want to become the main supplier of energy resources to Europe.
The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte said that EU leaders, leading the protracted negotiations at a summit in Brussels have to reach agreement on Sunday, as their migration is not beneficial to anyone.
Earlier it was reported that the EU leaders broke off negotiations on the creation of the anti-crisis Fund of the EU to support the economy, seriously affected by the fight against the spread of coronavirus, and formation of a multi-year EU budget, further discussion is expected on Sunday.
The EU leaders broke off negotiations on the creation of the anti-crisis Fund of the EU to support the economy, seriously affected by the fight against the spread of coronavirus, and formation of a multi-year EU budget, further discussion is expected on Sunday, said on Twitter press Secretary of the head of the European Council Barend Leitz.
The programme initially consisted of two days - Friday and Saturday. However, the negotiations dragged.
Negotiations at the EU summit in Brussels are more complicated than anticipated, the situation was a stalemate, Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte.
The EU leaders on the second day of the summit in Brussels trying to find a common way out of the impasse in which they were before at the end of several rounds of negotiations and bilateral consultations on the package of European economic recovery after the crisis due to the coronavirus. Ahead of the summit the head of the European Council Charles Michel has published its proposals for recovery Fund and the multi-year budget plan of the EU, which should be agreed upon in one package. We are talking about a recovery plan of € 750 billion, 500 billion of which will be issued in the form of grants, and $ 250 in loans. All the Fund needs to be developed to 2026. Also at the summit discussed the financial plan of the EU 2021-2027 years 1,074 trillion euros.
The Russian foreign Ministry has received written assurances from the Government of national consensus (NTC) of Libya, which controls Tripoli, the problem with the release of the Russians Maxim Shugaley and Samir Safana from the Libyan prison will be resolved in the near future, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.
The diplomat recalled that the Russian foreign Ministry has included in this work immediately after receiving through informal channels late information about the illegal arrest of the Russians in Tripoli in may 2019. "He sent the relevant signals to the national consensus Government through its Embassy in Moscow. In nainom key regularly bring the subject up at the meetings with representatives of the Tripoli authorities, seeking the immediate and unconditional release of M. A. S. Shugaley and Safana," - said Zakharov. In particular, according to her, the demand was put forward by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Chairman of the NTC, Ahmed Mitiga and foreign Minister Mohammad Siala during their reception in Moscow in June.
The participants of the EU summit, the second day which started on Saturday in Brussels could not agree on the question of the distribution of aid package to the countries most affected by the pandemic coronavirus, said RIA Novosti Director for scientific work of the international discussion club "Valdai" Fyodor Lukyanov.
Head to the second day of the EU summit in Brussels began on Saturday with a meeting in a narrow circle of heads of the European Council, European Commission and leaders of Germany, France and several countries of the Union. On the eve of European leaders held several rounds of difficult negotiations on the harmonization of the Foundation of economic recovery EU in the amount of 750 billion Euro and multi-year financial plan of the Union to the tune of 1.07 trillion euros.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia has updated quarantine requirements for visitors from ten European countries, said on Friday the press service of the foreign Ministry.
"The requirement of a two-week quarantine Monday, July 20, is introduced to arriving to Estonia tourists from Sweden, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Monaco, Spain, San Marino and Andorra", - stated in the message.